I mean this in the most respectful way, but did you even read all of Dudley's post? For one, he clearly linked an article showing that Mickey Mouse is #6 in the top 20. It's true Mickey and Friends are behind Star Wars, Cars and the Disney Princesses in profits, but seriously, #6 on the top 20 list, how could you even say Mickey is not 'even in the picture'? Also, Dudley never listed examples of shows of any type on this thread, so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove or reference there, did part of a post get deleted or something? If you're going to STRONGLY disagree with an opinion (even though Mickey's profitability is backed up by ACTUAL evidence), that's fine, but at least read the whole post/posts and show links/evidence (because quite frankly, I'm not sure where you're getting that Star Wars, Cars & Disney Princess fans have absolutely no Mickey Mouse exposure, that's such a massive generalization. Even if it was true, they're not the only people to exist on this planet, since many many MANY others likely disregard the aforementioned franchises and pay more attention to Mickey Mouse) to prove your stance before making a rebuttal.
Originally Posted by PokemonTVDub
With that said, in my experience, well more than half of the people who say that 'we're seeing less and less of Mickey Mouse each year' are likely referring to the fact that he hasn't had a huge presence on any of the Disney Channels in recent years. Well, while I agree that making the new Mickey Mouse shorts into a half-hour series and/or bringing back the full, un-chopped classic shorts back on the airwaves would be nice, the links OP & Dudley posted show that the Disney Channel's treatment of Mickey Mouse isn't hurting the character's marketability one bit. They don't have to be #1 on an already impressive list to prove that Mickey and friends are still in the 'public's eye'. In fact, I'd argue they don't even have to be in the top 20. Let's compare Mickey Mouse and Hannah Montana very briefly. Hannah Montana may have made big BIG $$$ for the company from 2006-2011, but which of the two is still standing strong for Disney in 2013? Mickey Mouse.
Last edited by Cyberville Outcast; 10-31-2013 at 04:12 PM.
When Disney's creating spin-off franchises from the Disney Princess merchandise line, with Disney Princess Palace Pets, it's clear they're a dominant force in the licensing world. I get the feeling Palace Pets is the sort of Disney property that's either going to get an animated TV show or a DisneyToon Studios movie in the near future.